The effective treatment of substance abuse requires attention to many different aspects. Addiction can arise from biological, social, physical, and mental foundations, all of which may play a role simultaneously. Therefore, professional treatment is necessary to overcome these compounding factors. When a treatment plan incorporates certain principles, the likelihood of recovery is much higher.

Chambless Johnston of Johnson City, Tennessee, has dedicated his career to helping people overcome addiction. He opened his first office-based opioid treatment (OBOT) facility in 2012. Today, Dr. Johnston is the CEO and founder of East Tennessee Recovery. As one of the largest OBOTs in the…


Addiction is a complex disease that requires individualized and holistic treatment. As with any complicated disease, information on the topic can be easily misunderstood. As a result, many myths surrounding addiction are circulated. However, it’s important to understand the truth about addiction in order to minimize stigma and to effectively help and support those in our community who suffer with it.

Dr. Chambless Johnston is the founder and CEO of East Tennessee Recovery. East Tennessee Recovery specializes in outpatient addiction treatment and is one of the largest office-based opioid treatment (OBOT) providers in Tennessee. Johnston is passionate about helping individuals…


When it comes to treating addictions, there are some effective individual and group therapy techniques such as cognitive behavioral therapy that can help address a person’s triggers when it comes to substance abuse.

And while it may seem counter intuitive to some, there are also specialized medications that can be given in controlled doses to help a patient stay off dangerous and illicit drugs, says Chambless Johnston, CEO and doctor at East Tennessee Recovery Centre in Johnston City, Tennessee.

In addition to counseling, some clinics turn to this medication-assisted treatment (MAT) to increase the success rate and prevent overdoses. Dr…


When it comes to managing addiction, it’s not a journey that needs to be taken alone. In fact, it shouldn’t be. But while individual therapy on its own can be very helpful, group therapy adds another dimension that you may not have considered, says Dr. Chambless Johnston, founder and CEO of East Tennessee Recovery Center, located in Johnson City, Tennessee.

Chambless Johnston from Johnson City, Tennessee, on Therapy and Addiction

Counseling has long been a way to address substance abuse, as well as manage stress and avoid triggers. …


Everyone has days where they feel lost or out of touch with their emotions. That is a normal experience, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t ways that you can clear your mind. Sometimes all you need to do is realign yourself with your surroundings and self, so that you can move through you day peacefully.

Dr. Chambless Johnston of Johnson City, Tennessee, is the CEO and Founder of East Tennessee Recovery, one of Tennessee’s largest OBOTs. His practice focuses on an integrated approach to addiction recovery so that their clients’ social, mental, and physical wellbeings are being accounted for in…


Medicated-assisted treatment is becoming increasingly popular throughout the United States. This form of therapy is extremely effective in treating substance abuse, especially when addiction is paired with a co-occurring mental health condition. There are various medications approved by the FDA for use in the treatment of addiction, making this therapy accessible and effective for a wide variety of patients. Medication-assisted treatment is particularly effective when combined with other forms of treatment such as cognitive behavioral therapy.

Chambless Johnston of Johnson City, Tennessee, is a doctor at the East Tennessee Recovery Center where he works with patients with addictions. Dr. Johnston…


There are various forms of treatment available to those suffering from substance abuse disorders. The most effective therapy options offer an integrative approach. An integrative approach typically includes medication-assisted therapy, a strategy that uses medication and psychological therapy to address the complex issues related to addiction. But how, and to what extent, does medication help with recovering from substance abuse?

Chambless Johnston of Johnson City, Tennessee, is familiar with the impact that medication can have on those recovering from addiction. As a doctor who works with individuals suffering from addiction, he provides integrated substance abuse treatment that includes the use…

Chambless Johnston

Chambless Johnston is a renowned doctor focusing on addiction treatment in Johnston City, Tennessee. He is the CEO and founder of East Tennessee Recovery.

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